Health Leads in the News

Health Evolution Summit: Fixing Health Where We Live, Learn, Work and Play

Health Evolution Summit: Fixing Health Where We Live, Learn, Work and Play

September 21, 2017
Health Leads CEO Rebecca Onie sat down with CEO of University Hospitals Tom Zenty in April 2017 to discuss approaching the social determinants of health on both the micro and macro level. View their conversation here.  

Five Things To Know About Rebecca Onie

Five Things To Know About Rebecca Onie

August 15, 2017
Health Leads CEO Rebecca Onie spoke with Globe reporter Priyanka Dayal McCluskey recently about how Health Leads grew from a campus group to a national organization, how she balances work and family, and her guilty pleasure of eating chickpeas straight from a can. Read the article 

Across the Aisle, Coming Together on Clean Energy and Health Care

Across the Aisle, Coming Together on Clean Energy and Health Care

July 7, 2017
Social entrepreneurs Anne Kelly of Ceres and Rebecca Onie of Health Leads discuss how they’ve made unlikely allies in unlikely places, despite working on hot-button issues in a difficult political climate. Listen to their conversation below.

In Focus: Creating Pathways and Partnerships to Address Patients’ Social Needs

In Focus: Creating Pathways and Partnerships to Address Patients’ Social Needs

June 22, 2017
It’s also clear there are gradations of risk—some people have trouble affording rent, while others have nowhere to sleep most nights. That’s why it’s important to ask patients about the urgency of their need and let them select priorities, says Zach Goldstein, principal of innovation at Health Leads. Check out the rest of this article

Leveraging Technology to Find Solutions to Patients’ Unmet Social Needs

Leveraging Technology to Find Solutions to Patients’ Unmet Social Needs

June 22, 2017
“This is where the power of the data comes alive. We can help health systems navigate what is often a complex resource landscape and better identify the organizations offering the services that best align with the needs of the patient population.” said Zach Goldstein, principal of innovation at Health Leads in a Transforming Care article on the ways hospitals and other healthcare systems have leveraged burgeoning technology to build databases to connect patients with programs to address basic social needs. Read the article

These 34 Leaders Are Transforming Health and Medicine

These 34 Leaders Are Transforming Health and Medicine

April 20, 2017
Fortune Magazine honors Health Leads CEO Rebecca Onie for her efforts to drive adoption of a broader understanding of health in this roundup of innovative leaders setting a new normal for the healthcare sector. Read the full list. 

Hospitals Target Nutrition, Other Social Needs to Boost Health

Hospitals Target Nutrition, Other Social Needs to Boost Health

February 17, 2017
While strict federal rules limit what services are reimbursed by Medicare or Medicaid, providers like Geisinger and Kaiser Permanente have found a way to address social issues that would otherwise keep sending patients back for more care in an approach Damon Francis, Health Leads chief medical officer calls “whole person care.” Read the article. 

Defining Success In Resolving Health-Related Social Needs

Defining Success In Resolving Health-Related Social Needs

January 26, 2017
As we move toward a more person-centered and equitable health care system, a shared definitional framework of what success looks like in addressing social needs will be crucial for the analysis of CMS funded pilots and other related programs. Read the article to see how definitions of success will shape our understanding of how such approaches affect the total cost of care, patterns of utilization, and health outcomes.

Worried About America’s Most Vulnerable? Support Social Enterprise

Worried About America’s Most Vulnerable? Support Social Enterprise

December 21, 2016
We’re honored to be mentioned in this list of social enterprises–a new class of nonprofits which create new ways to solve old social problems by experimenting with business models, innovating on distribution methods and holding themselves accountable for results–serving vulnerable Americans. Read the piece.

Population Health: The Ghost Aim

Population Health: The Ghost Aim

December 14, 2016
The Triple Aim has become the health care sector’s dominant framework, leading to notable improvements. Yet, the basic paradigm — which focuses on traditional health care delivery, rather than health itself — has not shifted due to the elusive final aim of improving population health, argue Health Leads CEO Rebecca Onie, President Rocco Perla and Thomas H. Lee, CMO at Press Ganey Associates.  Read the article.